(AUSTIN, Texas) – Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming and diving senior Justin Britton (Falls Church, Va. / George Mason) has been honored with the third College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America award of his career. Britton was selected to the first team for the second time while he earned second-team honors as a sophomore.
Britton, who graduated in December with a degree in information systems and a 4.0 grade point average, led the men's swimming and diving team to a 14th-place finish at the 2022 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. At the championship meet, Britton set three individual school records and was part of three relay school records while earning All-America recognition in the 100-yard backstroke by finishing sixth. Britton also earned All-America Honorable Mention accolades in five other events at this year's meet to bring his career total to 15.
Britton was honored by CoSIDA as an Academic All-American as a sophomore and a junior, prior to taking a year off from swimming in 2021 to return for his final year of competition this academic year. Britton twice won both backstroke events at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships and earned the NCAA Elite 90 award twice.
Away from the pool, Britton has served as the president of Schatz Club, been a small group leader for Cru, a software engineering intern at Appian Corp, a cyber security intern at Software Engineering Institute, and most recently was a software engineering intern at Capital One where he is now fully employed. Britton has volunteered his time during Special Olympics events and during the 1000plus day of service through the university. He was also a teaching assistant for Appliance Design and Development and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
Britton is one of 15 members of the 2022 CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Men's Team to carry a 4.0 GPA and one of three to be honored for the third time. He is also the only Tartan men's swimming and diving athlete to earn the award three times.